Staten Island Shakespearean Theatre Company Presents: The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood

June 16, 2023 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Penelope, the wise and patient wife of the ancient Greek hero Odysseus, has passed beyond the veil of death. From Hades – the land of the dead – Penelope can see everything about her past and present, including her historical reputation as a perfectly faithful wife. However, she is haunted by the blood on her hands: the deaths of her twelve maids who were slaughtered by Odysseus under false pretenses. Begging the audience not to follow in her footsteps, Penelope re-tells the story of The Odyssey from her point of view, through a series of visions spanning her life.

Based on Margaret Atwood’s novel by the same name, The Penelopiad is a poetic, feminist re-imagining of Homer’s epic poem, The Odyssey.

WHEN: June 16, 17, 23, 24 (Rain dates June 18 and 25) | 8:00 PM
WHERE: Facade of Building E
Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden
1000 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, NY 10301
Purchase tickets online here

Sami Blake
Clara Charles
Carrie Ellman-Larsen
Daniela Favaloro
Sunny Goia
Victoria Gullo
Tyler Spedale
Brittany Martel
Eleanor O’Meara
Eli Waasertzug

Directed by J. Giachetti
Assistant Director: Marisa Albano
Musical Director/Composer: Laura Casertano
Choreographer: Kristi Sorkin
Intimacy Coordinator: Brittany Martel
Stage Manager: Brenna Comeau
Assistant Stage Manager: William Simancas
Lighting Design: Katherine Sciortino
Sound Design: Ally Popick
Graphic Design: Chris Sorrentino
Producers: Cara S. Liander and Frank Williams